(Straight) Lady Porn: Men Doing Tasks

Have you seen the joke “porn for women”?  Where men are doing chores or caring for babies?  I call b.s.!  I want to see a scantily clad man as much as any straight man wants to see a woman in that situation.  I don’t want to see him vacuum unless that is part of his stripper routine and he does something sexy with i)!  And I especially don’t want to see him with a baby!  Babies aren’t sexy.  It is like saying, “Here!  This is a potential consequence if you engage in the activity you are thinking of!  It is expensive and alters your body and is emotionally draining.  Doesn’t that turn you on?”

No.  No it does not.  Unless you are baby crazy or have a fetish for cleaning, this is far from sexy.  Being or becoming a mother should not invade my porn or erotica!  Chores should stay the hell out unless I end up bent over the counter.  I just don’t get it and this b.s. annoys me.

This is one of the most sexist things I’ve seen.  The whole idea of this “porn” is that it is sexy when men do chores.  No, it should be NORMAL, not a special occasion.  If my boyfriend taking out the trash becomes a special occasion, I will move to the couch.  Permanently.  (Keep that in mind, Boyfriend.)

Comedy is often where the truth of situations gets exposed, but it also one of the worst for continuing stereotypes.  People really need to think about why the consider something funny and if that situation (men’s stereotypical and statistically proven aversion to chores) is acceptable.  This goes not only for sexist comedy, but racist, homophobic or any bigoted comedy.

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About Tori

I am a graduate student working on my masters in Women and Gender studies. My masters thesis is on the gender nonconformity and ambiguity in modern film.
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One Response to (Straight) Lady Porn: Men Doing Tasks

  1. Raelyn says:

    I agree whole heartedly, though I do know that there are some porn sites out there where it is just women cleaning around the house (usually in lingerie) but I suppose that is a special case for people who have that fetish. Over all I agree with you, I’d rather see scantily clad men than see one in torn jeans using a vacuum. I think I’d rather see grass grow.

    Also “Babies aren’t sexy!” = win

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